Everyone knew it was cool. The East Village, I mean. But now that I've moved there, I don't think it's a coincidence that it's just been named the #2 neighborhood in all of North America! The title was awarded by Project for Public Spaces who I've never heard of, but after today's news, I think they are very smart. Apparently, they are a non-profit organization with an international reputation for their work on the design and management of public spaces (blah, blah, blah.) I only have one thing to say to my much wealthier friends in the West Village: Nanny, nanny, boo boo. Stick your head in doo doo. Thanks to Curbed for this find.